Oct 8 2012

Not Your Usual Strudel

And not your typical suburban house either. It is complete with 4 egg laying chooks and an awesome veggie patch!

Broccoli Strudel – always a winner for The Watsons

Hana & her favourite chook Florence

  • Who: Hana
  • Home is: Sydney
  • Family origin: Australian
  • I can’t live without my: Coffee
  • Occupation: Design student at COFA majoring in ceramics and jewellery and waitress at Felix
  • Dream job: Anything where I can make jewellery, ceramics and cook good food without having to worry about money
  • Childhood taste: My Dad’s meat lasagne, Grandma’s rosemary scone, Mom’s broccoli strudel and shepherd’s pie
  • I will always have in my pantry: Tin tomatoes, butter, dried pasta, minced meat
  • The one place I must visit: The whole of Japan!
  • Go to meal: Spaghetti bolognese and curry
  • 3 Unforgettable meals: Dinner at Tetsuya’s when I worked there, beef cheek stew I made while camping, peking duck pancake at The China Club Hong Kong
  • Perfect night in/out: In – A bottle of wine while watching River Cottage in front of fire, Out – Eating too much food and drinking too much wine at any restaurant
  • My piece of Sydney: The strip of the Cahill Expressway as you come off the Macquarie Street towards Harbour Bridge – purely for the awesome view of MCA and the Opera House and anywhere near COFA/Darlinghurst
  • I do my groceries at: Basics at Woolies, vegetables and butcher at Midway in Denistone East
  • Guilty pleasure: McDonald’s cheeseburger dipped in BBQ sauce
  • Who does the dishes: my boyfriend Toby

I sampled the sweetest peas and red radish from Toby’s veggie patch

Gooseberry and nastersian plants

Japanese ceramics hand made by the multi-talented Hana

Writing down her family’s broccoli strudel recipe


Broccoli Strudel

Ingredients - Serves 4

  • 6 cups broccoli heads
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 cups cheddar – grated
  • 2 cups good quality bread crumbs – rye or sourdough bread
  • 2 eggs
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • filo pastry
  • salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 190˚c.
  2. Sautee onions in butter until soft. Add broccoli and cook on a low/medium heat for approx. 8 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and add lemon juice, grated cheddar, eggs and breadcrumbs. Season and combine.
  3. Layer 6 sheets of filo pastry, brushing with melted butter between each sheet.
  4. Place 1/2 of the mixture at the bottom half of the pastry and wrap into a log shape. Brush sides and edge with melted butter as you fold to seal. Score top of strudel with knife.
  5. Cook on oven for 30 mins or until golden.

3 Responses to Not Your Usual Strudel

  1. mahani

    definitely going to try this recipe! and i’m also going start writing the date on eggs 😉

  2. Tatiana

    How delicious! Good work on managing both curious hens and a vegie patch! I have a hard time keeping the snails away from the vegies – yours look fantastic!

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